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Enjoy the pleasures of growing your own delicious organic food. This plant-by-plant guide includes profiles of more than 765 tasty varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and nuts. In addition to expert advice on selecting suitable plants and growing, harvesting, and storing them, this invaluable resource includes more than 100 tried-and-true organic remedies that fight off diseases and pests. Get out in your vegetable garden and discover how easy and fun it is to grow your own healthy food.
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About the Author
Tanya Denckla Cobb is a writer, a professional environmental mediator at the Institute for Environmental Negotiation, and a teacher of food system planning at the University of Virginia. She is passionate about bringing people together to find common ground and create solutions for mutual gain. She co-founded a community forestry nonprofit organization, served as Executive Director of the Virginia Urban Forest Council, and facilitated the birth of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute and the Virginia Food System Council. At home, she enjoys the restorative energy of gardening and cooking from her garden. She lives in Virginia and is the author of Reclaiming Our Food and The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is chock full of useful information, including individual listings in several categories such as vegetables, fruits and nuts, and herbs. Each listing contains detailed information including starting seeds, soil and water needs, pests and diseases, allies and companions, plus characteristics of individual varieties. There is also a section on organic remedies, which includes descriptions of diseases and pests, plants affected, signs of infestation, and suggested methods of control ... all organic, of course. My favorite section deals with companion planting. This section lists plant allies, which plants will benefit, which pests will be controlled, and other benefits such as improving growth and flavor, repelling insects, attracting beneficial insects, adding nutrients, and improving soils. As an avid gardener, I am totally satisfied with this book. It is well organized, easy to use and understand, and is a great source of information. I would definitely recommend it to other gardeners.